Pacific Islands

    Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry (set in S. Pacific Island, middle school level reading... s a Newbery Medal book)

    Blue Skin of the Sea by Graham Salisbury (set in Hawaii and middle school level)

    Under the Blood Red Sun by Graham Salisbury (set in Hawaii, about relationship between  Japanese-American and Caucasian boys during WWII/Pearl Harbor ... upper elementary reading  level)

    Hawaii by Michener

     Lord of the Deep by Graham Salisbury

    Leaving one-foot island, and, Return to one-foot island, both by Graeme Lay.  About an island girl who goes to NZ for schooling, and doesn't find it easy
     to adjust.

    "Name me nobody" by Lois-Ann Yamanaka

    Pene du Bois, William.     The twenty one balloons. -- New York : Puffin Books, 1947.    Relates the incredible adventures of Professor William Waterman
    Sherman,  who in 1883 sets off in a balloon across the Pacific, survives the volcanic eruption of Krakatoa andis eventually picked up in the Atlantic.

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